City eyes telework to save money

The city is considering keeping as many as 9,000 of its workers permanently on work-from-home to save money on office rents and related expenses.

I’ve been wondering about one aspect of having government work from home. Monday, I had to talk to Revenu Québec about a tax matter, and ended up in quite a chatty conversation with one of their people. Like many folks, he was working from home, and was quite relaxed and cheerful. My issue was simple and straightforward, but I was wondering how well any government can guarantee confidentiality if their people are discussing private affairs in a home setting.